New East Digital Archive

Weaving walls: textile tradition in dialogue with cityscape in Łódź

20 September 2016

Check out Weaving Walls, a site-specific public artwork in the Polish city of Łódź that brings local historic textile tradition into dialogue with the cityscape.

Created by Entropika architecture and design lab as part of the 6th Folkowe inspiracje (Folk inspiration) festival, Weaving Walls sees the facade of a building covered with a delicate woven skin, exploring the relationship between the deterioration of the city’s architecture and its declining textile industry. In its bringing together of a once booming industry with the urban fabric, the project draws connections between the city and its cultural history.

Entropika used approximately two kilometres of acrylic ropes in the project, which were tied and woven by hand on 22 aluminum frames acting as a loom.

Weaving Walls is also a participatory artwork, with members of the public invited to take part and create their own pattern on the side of the building over a two-day period.

Source: Designboom